Ubuntu – Can I install Microsoft Office? If so, how

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I want to know how to install Microsoft Office (specifically, Microsoft Office 2010) in Ubuntu?

I am a die hard fan of MS Office and I want to know if there is a way I can use it in Ubuntu.

Best Answer

  • Try PlayOnLinux.

    Note that the first few images are from myself, and the rest are from here since I don't have a MS Office 2010 CD.

    The following tutorial also works in Ubuntu 12.10.

    Download PlayOnLinux using the commands:

    wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O     
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install playonlinux
    

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    Click Install.

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    Search for the Microsoft Office version you want to install (in our case, it's MS Office 2010).

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    Click Install.

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    Click Next.

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    Choose Other. I'll assume that you have your MS Office 2010 CD.

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    Insert your CD and type /media/cdrom in the blank space. Replace cdrom with the name of the CD. Then click next and MS Office 2010 will be installed!

    Although you can install MS Office, I recommend using LibreOffice (which is installed by default). It's a free Office Suite that is compatible with all your office files.